Press Release – Thousand Islands Storefront Writing Contest

The Thousand Islands Writers Festival will hold their first annual Storefront Writing Contest, Saturday August 27th, 2011 in downtown Brockville. Patterned after a similar contest in Bruton, England the contest will pair individuals who write from downtown storefronts creating short stories of approximately 2,000 words in the genre of their choice.

Participants meet at the Brockville Library at 9:30 a.m., on contest morning to register. Store locations and prompts for the contest will be randomly drawn. Writers will proceed to their chosen sites to begin writing at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Completed work will be turned in at the Grindstone Tapas Lounge with a post-contest social hour.

Entries can be produced by pen or laptop. Laptop users are asked to bring a memory device to download from. Participants are encouraged to dress in period costumes, but it is not necessary.

The entry fee is $5. The deadline for entries is Friday August 19th, 2011. Entries should include the participants name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Drop off is at Leeds County Books, 73 King St. W., Brockville or mail to Thousand Islands Writers Festival, 13 Duke St, Brockville, Ontario K6V 3J2.

Further details may be found at


Doreen Barnes
Chair, Thousand Islands Writers Festival
(613) 345-3365

Russ Disotell
Vice-Chair, Thousand Islands Writers Festival
(613) 342-0793

6 thoughts on “Press Release – Thousand Islands Storefront Writing Contest”

  1. A fun idea! Just too scary for me. I would need the ‘social hour’, hope that means what I think it means, before the event, not after.

  2. Looks like everyone had a great time Melanie! I bet the social hour was almost as good… (laugh). Fascinated that it is based on something that happens in Bruton in the UK … must find out where that is! You would think I should know that!

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